Ida Saxton McKinley

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Birthday
8, 1847
Birthplace
Canton, OH
Death Date
May 26, 1907 (59)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
8, 1847
Birthplace
Canton, OH
Death Date
May 26, 1907 (59)

About

Wife of twenty-fifth President William McKinley who was First Lady from 1897 to 1901. She was with her husband on the trip to Buffalo, NY when he was assassinated.

Before Fame

She worked as a cashier in her father's bank, a position usually reserved for men.

Trivia

She developed epilepsy after the death of her mother and two daughters and thus became totally dependent on her husband.

Family Life

She and husband William McKinley had two daughters, both of whom died at a tragically young age.

Associated With

She was succeeded as First Lady of the United States by Edith Roosevelt, the wife of Theodore Roosevelt.